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Today's News

  • Difficult Times

    I was listening to the news one morning last week and one of the topics was naturally the economy. The banks, the car manufacturers, mortgage companies and then the words domestic violence came into play. Working with women that are going through domestic violence is my job and naturally when I hear those words, my ears automatically perk up.

    As most of us already know, one out of three women will experience some form of abuse in their lifetime. That is startling enough.

  • Lady Knights volleyball team competes at Asbury

    The Marion County High School Knights volleyball team competed in the Asbury Summer Slam Tournament at Asbury College recently.

    The Knights played six junior varsity and varsity matches over two days at Asbury College. There were a total of 12 teams at the tournament including Lafayette, Allen Central, Anderson County, Green County and Pulaski County. Some teams brought more than one squad.  

    "The goal of this tournament is to gain some competitive experience for any team that wants to come," Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said.

  • City pushing to clean up Woodlawn property

    The Lebanon City Council wants unsightly properties to be cleaned up within city limits, and it's starting with 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

    John Thompson, the city building inspector and zoning official, said the city will file a summons against the property owner in Marion District Court.

    The city's goals is not to bring lawsuits, however.

    "The goal is to get the property cleaned up," Thompson said.

    The council briefly discussed 408 Woodlawn Avenue during both of its special called meetings last week (June 17 and 19).

  • Fiscal court projects 10 percent decrease in revenue

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is projecting a $1.4 million revenue decrease for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

    The county is projecting it will receive $12.1 million in revenue during 2009-10 fiscal year. This is a 10 percent decrease when compared to nearly $13.5 million it has received through June 15 of the 2008-09 fiscal year.

    The final figures for the 2008-09 budget are not yet official, but with the fiscal year ending June 30, the year-to-date figures will be close to the final figures, according to Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran.

  • St. Augustine Picnic is Friday and Saturday

    The first annual St. Augustine Picnic will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at the school parking lots located at 236 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. The picnic will begin at 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The St. Augustine Alumni Committee will be hosting this event. There will be something for all ages along with good food and great company.

    For more information, contact Glenn Leake, alumni committee chairperson at (270) 692-9413.

  • Lend a hand, lend a heart

    A small house is being built on Lincoln Avenue in Lebanon. In some ways it's like many other houses in many other small towns.

  • Everyone will love Speedy's Yeast Bread Squares

    Everyone likes warm homemade bread or rolls, right?

    If you don't think you have time for hat, here's an easy, quicker alternative that absolutely anyone can make and everyone will love.

    I got this recipe many, many years ago from an old friend firm Campbellsville, Greg "Speedy" Ford. He was one-third of a band called "Ford, Moyers and Houk" that used to play around here.

  • Baseball Knights awards announced

    Marion County High School baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding recently announced the team award winners at the baseball banquet.

  • Sports briefs: Rosewood hosting charity skins game

     

    Rosewood to host charity skins game

    Rosewood will host its second annual charity skins game on June 20, with many events happening before the main showdown.

    On June 19, the 2009 Calcutta auction will take place. Happy Hour begins at 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 8 p.m. 90 percent of Calcutta money goes toward prizes. 

  • Disc golf tourney expands

    The second annual Lebanon Disc Golf Open expanded its field to over twice as many participants from last year, with 66 total players trying to navigate the technically challenging course. When the dust settled after two rounds of play, Will Schusterick emerged as the open division champion. After two rounds he was 19 under par, edging course designer David Greenwell by four strokes (15 under par).